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Federal Government BEA Scholarship to Study Abroad for 2020/2021

Are you a Nigerian student who is interested in Federal Government BEA scholarship to study abroad? Are you in interested in FG BEA scholarship for undergraduate or postgraduate programmes?


If so, then you can continue reading this page as it contains all the information you need concerning the Nigeria Federal Government BEA scholarship ranging from what its all about (for those who are not aware) and how to successfully apply for the scholarship.

While you are here to get full details about Federal Government BEA scholarship to study oversea, let me use this opportunity to bring to your notice that the FG BEA scholarship application form for 2020/2021 is now available.

You now have an opportunity to apply for the scholarship after you have read more details about it to know what it’s all about.

About FG BEA Scholarship

FG BEA is an acronym that refers to the Federal Government Bilateral Education Agreement. This is a scholarship programme fully funded and managed by the Federal Government of Nigeria.

Who Can Apply For FG BEA Oversea Scholarship?

The Federal Government scholarship is open to Nigerian citizens who are interested in undergraduate or postgraduate programmes.

The Scholarship is to be taken in the following locations:

  • Undergraduate (UG) studies tenable in Russia, Morocco, Algeria, Serbia, Hungary, Egypt, Tunisia, Turkey, Cuba, Romania, Japan, Macedonia; and
  • Postgraduate (PG) studies tenable in Russia (for those whose first degrees were obtained from Russia), China, Hungary, Serbia, Turkey, Japan, Mexico, South Korea, e.t.c.


Eligibility to Apply for Federal Government BEA Scholarship

Eligibility Based on Field of Study

The scholarship programme will only be available to those opting for the following programmes:

  • Undergraduate level – Engineering, Geology, Agriculture, Sciences, Mathematics, Languages, Environmental Sciences, Sports, Law, Social Sciences, Biotechnology, Architecture, Medicine (very limited), etc.; and
  • Postgraduate level (Masters Degree and PhD) in all fields.

Eligibility Based on Qualifications

  • UNDERGRADUATE SCHOLARSHIPS: All applicants for undergraduate degree courses must possess a minimum qualification of Five (5) Distinctions (As & Bs) in the Senior Secondary School Certificates, WASSCE/WAEC (May/June) only in the subjects relevant to their fields of study including English Language and Mathematics. Certificates should not be more than two (2) years old (2018 & 2019) for Non-African Countries and for African countries the age of certificate is one year (2019) only. Age limit is from 18 to 20 years.
  • POSTGRADUATE SCHOLARSHIPS: All applicants for Postgraduate degree courses must hold a First Degree with 1st Class or at least 2nd Class Upper Division. The applicants who are previous recipients of Foreign Awards must have acquired at least two (2) years post qualification experience or employment practice in Nigeria. All applicants must have completed the N.Y.S.C. Programme and the age limit is 35 years for Masters and 40 years for Ph.D.
    • N.Y.S.C discharge or exemption certificates only are accepted;
    • Evidence of readiness to be released by employer.

Important Notice Concerning Country of Study

  • Since the BEA countries are non-English speaking, applicants should be prepared to undertake a mandatory one-year foreign Language course of the Country of choice which will be the standard medium of instruction;
  • Japan applicants must have a solid background in further mathematics;
  • The required certificate for candidates applying for Bachelor in Imamat, Quran Teaching Professor and Imam Preacher Training for Islamic Religious studies in Algeria is WASSCE/WAEC, and no other certificate is accepted;
  • All applicants for Hungarian Scholarship can apply for up to two fields of study in order of preference, and must visit the website: which will hopefully be opened between October and November 2019,
    • Complete the application form online,
    • Print the completed form and bring to the interview venue in addition to the completed Application Form on
  • All applicants for Russian Postgraduate Scholarship must have acquired their 1st Degree in Russia;
  • All Applicants to upload their certificates online;
  • The duration for Serbian undergraduate scholarship is Eight (8) years general courses and Nine (9) years for Medicine and postgraduate studies, 3-4years for MSC and 5-6years for PhD.

NB: Candidates nominated by the Board will be required to submit to Federal Scholarship Board the following:

  • Authenticated copies of academic certificates;
  • Data page of the current International passport;
  • Specified Medical Reports from Government hospitals;
  • National Identification Number (NIN)
  • Police Clearance Certificate where necessary.

Federal Government BEA Scholarship CBT Test Venues.

The Federal Government BEA scholarship interview will be undertaken at the following locations:


























NOTICE: During the application, candidates are expected to indicate the following:

  • Candidates are advised to choose Computer Based Test Centre (CBT) very dose to them;
  • Choice of programme preferred in order of priority (i.e. Bilateral Education Agreement (BEA) and Nigerian Award;


For furtherTechnical/Apps inquires please call: 08055581004

Candidates are advised to choose a Centre very dose to them.

How to Apply for Federal Government BEA Scholarship.

Now you have gotten lots of information about the FG BEA scholarship programme, let me show you how you can apply for the scholarship.

  1. Visit Federal Ministry of Education’s website and click on READ MORE on Federal Scholarship Board ICON on the Home Page:
  2. Read Guidelines and then Complete the Application Form online
  3. Print the completed Application Form

Registration Closing Date

The registration portal will be closed on Friday 6th December 2019 by 11:59 PM.

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3 thoughts on “Federal Government BEA Scholarship to Study Abroad for 2020/2021”

  1. I am interested to apply for the scholarship. I am a psychologist. I backed my degree from glorious University of Nigeria at Nsukka. I have 2.1. Second Class. Upper Division. I have also served Nigeria. I served at University of Benin counselling department. Also l have CEMP at EDS via Pan-Atlantic University in Lagos. I will be grateful if my application is considered for postgraduate studies in Hungary.


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